Join visiting instructor Cara Corey for a beginning crochet class, where you will learn how to construct a sturdy basket (perfect for storing craft supplies, toys or other household items) with soft cotton rope and your fingers, rather than a crochet hook. Start by learning how to make increases to create a flat-bottomed round. Then you will use a different stitch to build the sides of the basket. Finally, you can attach leather handles to your basket with rivets. Students will also learn how to source materials and adjust the pattern to make baskets in different sizes and shapes.
Cara Corey is a knit and crochet pattern designer and owner of Cara Corey Designs. She specializes in simple, modern designs using oversized yarns and unorthodox materials. You can find her handmade home goods and cool-weather accessories at stores in San Francisco and Sausalito.